Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Rio Negro Valley Malbec 2007
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Gorgeous nose of berries and flavors of vanilla, spice, graphite and mocha. Great acidity and minerality that drive the finish to remarkable lengths. Excellent with any kind of red meat meals with hearty sauces.
"Very fresh, with great acidity driving the fig, crushed plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all laid seamlessly over a racy graphite underpinning. Shows great drive and focus, with gorgeous spice notes echoing through the lengthy finish. Perhaps not as dense as the 2006, but with better freshness and precision now."
"The 2007 Malbec was sourced from a 77-year-old, pre-phylloxera vineyard, fermented with native yeasts and aged in new French oak for 18 months. Deep violet in color, it has a superb perfume of wood smoke, damp earth, spice box, incense, black cherry, and plum. Medium- to full-bodied with an elegant personality, the wine has a satin texture, superb depth and grip, succulent flavors, integrated oak, and a lengthy, pure finish. This pleasure-bent wine can be enjoyed now but will certainly evolve for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2022."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright red-ruby. Rather claret-like aromas of currant, sour cherry, fresh herbs, tobacco and cedary oak, with hints of mint and graphite. Tight, juicy and delicate, with a floral quality and firm spine contributing to an impression of intensity without weight. With its notes of cedar and minerals and uncommon elegance, this struck me as downright Lafite-like. Finishes with very fine tannins and sneaky length. A wonderfully delineated wine that conveys a distinct cool-climate character."
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Originally a common grape in Bordeaux,
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